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Shego

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  • March 22, 2014 at 2:49pm

    I despise the premise of this film. It’s the tired old, ‘atheists really know that god exists, they just don’t want to admit it because then they’re accountable for their sins,’ tripe. How incredibly disrespectful, condescending, and passive-aggressive. It assumes that non-believers don’t actually have the courage of their convictions. That they’re basically just believers who are lying about their non-belief. This film is inherently dishonest. Do you think for a moment they’re not going to present the godless professor’s atheist arguments as anything but the easiest strawmen to be boldly and courageously demolished by the searing logic of this warrior for christ? Come on, man. This is not being produced to sway any agnostics or fence-sitters. Rather, it’s meant to be shown in churches to youth groups and teens before they leave for college to help cement their minds closed against the chance that any new perspectives or viewpoints can get in. It’s meant to condition incoming college students against arguments which many may only be hearing for the first time in their lives.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 12:02pm

    I am 28 years old and a proud brony! If I were his age today, you can bet I’d have a Rainbow Dash lunch bag. Heck, the only reason I don’t is because I don’t use lunch bags! Rock-on kid! Brohoof!

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  • February 24, 2014 at 11:54am

    Natural selection at work.

  • [1] August 8, 2013 at 1:33pm

    You are so full of **** Glenn Beck. You are saying that the Assyrians fled to Italy, Germany, and Russia and sewed the seeds of fascism millennia in advance, and that the lost tribes of Israel went on to England and the Netherlands to become the god-fearing Christian pilgrims (and presumably later Mormons) that went on to found the Constitution in America? Can you show me one shred of scholarly, peer-reviewed evidence for this claim? Evidence that takes into account linguistic and genetic factors? Heck, even just a common sense understanding of history will show your claims to be ********. You know, for someone who claims to champion bold and honest questioning, you sure do seem quick to shut out facts that blatantly contradict your predetermined conclusions.

    It disappoints me to see you spouting nonsense like this. Nonsense that is so easily disprovable. It makes me doubt and question all the other things you’ve brought to my attention over the years. All the scandals and facts and figures that only you seemed to have the courage to uncover. That’s what got me hooked in the first place. And yet here you sit, with the same passion and conviction, throwing out absurd claims about history that are simple to look up and easily dismissed. It’s a good thing I follow your advice and ‘do my own homework.’ But really Glenn, what am I to make of this? I have to believe you have more integrity than what you’ve shown here.

  • October 8, 2012 at 5:46pm

    That this man sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is a national disgrace and a shame to our great country. How an otherwise intelligent man can be so willfully ignorant is astounding to me. Creationists in general, and young-earthers in particular, cause me to despair for the future.

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  • June 28, 2012 at 1:33am

    I’m surprised that Glenn Beck would stand so casually propped against his replica of the Resolute desk. Especially after how he went on and on about respecting everything in ‘the oval’ when he first revealed it. If you mean what you say Glenn, then don’t wear jeans and sneakers, don’t disrespect the office by sitting on the desk, and put on a neck-tie. You were the one, after all, who went after Obama (quite rightly) for putting his feet up on the Resolute desk. Don’t be a hypocrite.

  • June 13, 2012 at 4:07am

    Good on ya Carrie Underwood. I am glad to see that your sense of human decency outweighs your adherence to scriptural literalism.

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  • June 4, 2012 at 5:19pm

    Statistics like this make me embarrassed to be an American. And I don’t say that lightly.

    If you honestly, truly, genuinely, gun-to-your-head, believe that the preponderance of all available evidence points to man being ‘created’ in his current form, separate from all other primates who also were created with no shared common ancestor between them, then you are an embarrassment.

    How an educated, first-world Westerner could possibly be so incapable of critical thinking, so beholden to religious dogma,… it boggles the mind. I am ashamed that these same people are my countrymen.

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  • May 31, 2012 at 8:10pm

    The pastor is correct. The scriptures do say that homosexuals should be put to death. If christians truly believe that the bible is the word of god, then what’s there to be worried about? After all, god’s laws are eternal, inviolable, and absolute. It’s as Glenn Beck says, god is the one constant throughout all eternity; the one thing you can put your trust in because he will never change. It is therefore the height of arrogance to allege that somehow humanity has progressed beyond god’s laws. That the legal minds of men are superior to that of the creator of the universe.
    Stand up for your faith christians! Your god demands blood!

    How fortunate it is that I don’t buy a word of any of it. The scriptures were written by a savage, barbaric people living in a bronze age desert more than three millennia ago. The sooner we divorce ourselves from their cruel notions of morality the better.

  • May 30, 2012 at 6:30pm

    The kid is right, according to the scripture, unrepentant homosexuals aren’t going to make it to heaven. The thing is though… heaven isn’t real. Nor is god, or any of the other nonsense that the religious attempt to deceive us with.
    Poor kid. He’s being taught to be a bigot and he isn’t even aware it’s happening.

    Notice how quick that congregation is to leap to their feet and applaud when the kid reaches that line, “Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.” I somehow doubt that they’d be quite that enthusiastic about other, less judgmental, less exclusive tenants of their faith. These people seem to be elated at the thought of excluding a group of people from their notion of heaven. Positively joyous. Somehow, that doesn’t seem to be be in the same mold as the ‘kindness,’ ‘love,’ and ‘forgiveness’ qualities that these christians like to portray their religion as being all about.

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  • April 21, 2012 at 3:35pm

    This is wonderful news! I, myself, am a committed atheist, but it gives me a warm feeling of hope to read stories like this. Progress, in the right direction, is being made. Religious mandates that contradict basic human decency are being increasingly ignored.
    While I do not believe that there will ever be a day when humanity is truly free of religion, I do hope we will live to see faith treated as more of a personal hobby than an actual set of absolute rules and certitudes.

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  • March 20, 2012 at 6:49pm

    People like this pastor make me shake my head. I always feel depressed after listening to such ramblings. He really believes in what he’s saying. There is no concept of seperation of church and state in his mind. To him, being American is inseperable from being (Protestant) Christian. In this pastor’s mind, Jesus was a blond haired, blue-eyed, English speaker, who personally guided each of the founding fathers’ hands in crafting the Constitution. (sigh) Okay. Sure.

  • March 13, 2012 at 2:04am

    Well said, ChameleonX.

  • March 13, 2012 at 2:03am

    Disgusting. Thankfully, I’m out of high school and don’t have to sit through manditory tripe like this.

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  • March 7, 2012 at 4:06pm

    I can honestly say I’m stunned that in America, a state government is seriously considering naming 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible.’
    And the sign is correct. The bible, the supposed word of god, does indeed endorse slavery, murder, genocide, bigotry, and all manner of hate. Human morality DOES NOT come from the bible. It’s blatantly obvious that it doesn’t. I am an atheist, and I know that it is wrong to slaughter the entirety of another tribe (men, women, and children), UNLIKE what is condoned in the bible. I know that the enslavement of ANY human being is wrong, unlike the word of god. And don’t you dare tell me that ‘in context’ or ‘at the time’ such behavior was/is acceptable. Glenn Beck says it all the time, that god is the one constant that doesn’t change. The one never-changing foundation to build you life upon. So, shouldn’t god’s morality be constant through the ages? If it’s not okay to hold slaves today, why was it okay for god’s people in the days of the bible? If the complete and utter anihilation of rival ethnic groups was acceptable in Canaan, why is it wrong in the 21st century?
    Wherever morality comes from, it certainly does not come from the bible.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 4:14pm

    These comments are not hateful if they were made in the context of a discussion on religion (which, it sounds like they were). I think this host is speaking to a very great contradiction in monotheistic religion; where god gets all the credit for every good thing in life and absolutely none of the responsibility for any of the bad. Believe you me, if they find some survivor trapped in the rubble who managed to survive for a week, they’ll accredit his survival to god, but not hold the same god accountable for the storm that killed his family. Odd how that works isn’t it?

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  • March 5, 2012 at 2:10am

    People who hold views like Cameron make me so sad. Sad, because no amount of reasoned debate or logical reasoning can dissuade them of their bigotry. Homosexuality is demonstrably natural and, in and of itself, entirely benign. Yet Cameron pays no heed to biological research or anthropological study of the matter. No, he makes moral pronouncements for 21st century life based off the hateful scriblings of bronze age desert tribesmen. That is, to me, truly a sad thing.

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  • February 26, 2012 at 8:11pm

    ”The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.”

    No, sir. No, it is not. That you would think such a thing is evidence enough that you are not fit to lead this great Republic.

  • [-1] February 26, 2012 at 2:29am

    Good. I hope they ban ‘em altogether. Nasty, vile, hatefull things, cigatettes. The guy below me in my apartment smokes, and when I have my window open with the box fan going, it all gets sucked right into my living room and bedroom. I’m about as libertarian and individual freedom-loving a fellow as you can get, but when it comes to smoking, the inner fascist in me comes out. Smoking should be made more difficult and more expensive until it is ultimately banned entirely.

  • February 15, 2012 at 9:54pm

    Oh come on! This guy is supposed to have “schooled” Richard Dawkins?? Please. This is an apples and oranges situation. Dawkins is correctly pointing out that a huge percentage of self-identifying Christians are Christians only because their parents were and they have no real understanding of the fundamentals of their alleged faith. Fraser is attempting to say that because Dawkins cannot immediately recall on-spot the rarely-referenced subtitle to Darwin’s magnum opus that the two situations are similar, and that Dawkins is wrong to say that many Christians are ignorant of the tenants of their own religion. Apples to oranges. Dawkins is not asking Christians to be able to recite on-que line and verse from random Bible chapters and testing them on opaque theological details. Rather, he’s asking them big, macro-questions that are fundamental to what it means to be a Christian. Fraser on the other hand, was not asking Dawkins about the theory of evolution by natural selection of Charles Darwin; rather, he asked him what the subtitle of his book was. That’s like Dawkins attempting to make a fool out of Fraser by demanding he correctly recite the 1611 dedication to the King James Bible. Can we get a little intellectual honesty here, please.

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